AIA Philadelphia engages in advocacy efforts throughout the City to promote a better built environment with opportunities for all. We elevate the profession by encouraging policies that support good design and sustainable practices. By working with a broad range of stakeholders, we strive to streamline regulatory requirements and reduce hurdles for practicing architects.
The architectural community possesses a broad range of skills. We leverage those skills to provide input on local legislation, review proposed code changes, and help guide City officials on creating a better built environment.
Our Agenda is focused on three initiatives:
Design in the Public Realm
Sustainable Design Practices
Equity and Affordable Housing
In addition to our local efforts, the AIA is also engaged in advocacy at the State and National levels. Many of our members are involved in these endeavors as well.
To learn more about AIA National's Advocacy Efforts, click here.
To learn more about AIA Pennsylvania's Advocacy Efforts, click here.
If you would like to get engaged, join our Committee and help provide a lasting impact in Philadelphia!
AIA Philadelphia's Kevin Malawski, AIA, principal of Karbon Architecture, testified in front of City Council in support of Bill 220293. More...